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Bumblebee Goby
April 24, 2008
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Sofia
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Hi everyone. Here are pictures of my bumblebee gobies. Please tell me that they'll be fine in my tank without salt..?

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April 25, 2008
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Hi Sofia, cute little bugger /cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> Can you count the rays in the anal fin of the fish? Should be seven or eight....but the difference could be important.

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April 25, 2008
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Sorry, what do you mean by "rays"?

April 25, 2008
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the cartilage type strands in each fin. looks like an umbrella without the cover, hmm, not a good description,lol.
the thick lines in the fins, they are rays. see if you can count them. i know where Matt is going with this,lol.

oh, great pics by the way.

April 25, 2008
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Ok, I will try to do that when I am home from uni.
I will pass the pictures comment on to Michael who is always taking the photos for me, because I am no good with the camera.

I assume depending on the number of those "rays" it is the brackish, or freshwater species.
I think I lost one though. Haven't seen it since Wednesday evening /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
The others feed fine now and come to the top to get their bloodworm. They are amazing little creatures

BTW, Keith, do your Bettas (If you have any) eat the pellets from the Atkinson's food range? My one doesn't like them /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

April 25, 2008
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Oh, those fish never stay still!

I would assume that they are the freshwater species though, as they were in the freshwater section.
I will ask tomorrow as I am going in to get whitespot treatment and some live food for the fish anyway

April 26, 2008
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all my bettas were/are fed on attisons foods. it's the best i know of. just keep trying him and he should come round, if not any good quality pellet food will do.
as for the gobies. most aquatic outlets will keep the BB gobies in fresh water, usually because they can't be bothered to set up a brackish tank just for them.

April 26, 2008
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OK, I am going in today and will ask them. They do however have a whole Marine section, so I didn't expect it to be too much trouble to put them somewhere there. I will ask the (what seems to be) Main-guy and continue to try and count the rays... /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

April 26, 2008
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Right, I have been told they are the brackish species, so at least I don't have to attempt and count the rays. Now I wonmder what to do now. Especially as that main tank has got now whitespot and is currently undergoing treatment,m but then i read that whitespot doesn't appear in brackish conditions...I think?

April 26, 2008
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Ich is very salt-intolerant, so adding salt to a FW aquarium is one way to cure ich. However this isn't a good idea if your fish prefer soft water.

If I remember correctly there is also a saltwater form of ich, for which the cure is decreased salinity.

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April 27, 2008
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you should get away with one teaspoon of salt per gallon without any problems, this might be enough to keep all the fish happy inc the gobies.

April 27, 2008
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That's added in now. 13 teaspoons of seasalt. Sadly it was too late for one of them :'(

The other fish are doing fine

April 27, 2008
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fingers crossed this helps

April 28, 2008
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Yep fingers crossed. Keep an eye on the rams, harlequins and gouramis as these are all soft water fish by nature and might not react well to the salt.

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April 28, 2008
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I will watch out for them.

I wonder after how many questions I will be barred from the forum /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

April 28, 2008
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Haha, never! This is exactly what the forum is for. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> Who told you that you have the brackish bumblebees by the way? The same shop that sold you them as freshwater?

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April 28, 2008
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Well, they didn't exactly sell them as freshwater, but they were in the freshwater section. So, yes. the same store. Aquacadabra

Matt, followed your advise and asked about my aggressive Ram in the sick fish thread /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />

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